A Critique of Archaeological Reason
Structural, Digital and Philosophical Aspects
of the Excavated Record

Editor: Giorgio Buccellati
Associate editor: Laerke Recht

     A critical assessment of archaeology and its publications, this website looks at archaeo-logy qua archaeology, i. e., at the conceptual underpinnings of what archaeologists do that no one else does. Theory and methods are thus seen not in terms of other conceptual domains (social, aesthetic, etc.), but rather in terms of what is properly and exclusively based on archaeological reason. As a "critique," it aims to clarify methodological presuppositions, whether or not they have been made explicit by the various authors.
     It also aims to show (1) how thus limiting our understanding of the nature of archaeo-logy can have a major impact on contemporary thought, and (2) how the digital dimension is intrinsically built into archaeology.

I. THE PROJECT

1. Introduction
2. The book
3. Notes

II. THE FORUM

4. Bibliography
5. Excerpts
6. Reviews
7. Themes
8. Monographs
III. UTILITIES

9. Indices
10. Authorship
11. Data handling
12. Archives
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Version 1: June 2017
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